One thing I love about collaborating with Cricut is that I always get an opportunity to take on an organizing project in my home.
For this collab, I picked the laundry room, and I’m so excited to share with you some of my best tips for laundry room organization, along with the beautiful labels I was able to create to put the finishing touches on my laundry room overhaul. (And a special thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post!)
Before I got to the fun part of creating and applying labels, I had some organizing to do in my laundry room. Here’s what I learned about laundry room organization while I worked through my own space:
Adjust your Shelves
I think this is a commonly overlooked (but incredibly easy!) adjustment that can make your life easier and your space more functional. If you have a shelf that is at just the wrong height, adjust it so that it is more easily accessible. For me, that meant I needed to lower the shelf in my laundry room so I could more easily reach the bins I picked.
Organize Frequently Accessed Items First
I like to look at the space I’m organizing (in this case, the shelf above my washer and dryer) and ask myself “If there wasn’t anything here right now, what would I want to put here?” The answer to that question gets me well on my way to an organized space.
Keep Things Easily Accessible
This may sound like a no brainer, but as much as possible, keep your items easily accessible. Don’t stack bins if you can avoid it (because then you’ll have to be taking things off the top to get to what’s underneath) and don’t scrunch your bins so close together that they’re hard to pull off the shelf.
Organize Like Items Together
This is probably the cardinal rule of organization: put like items together! But as you’re putting like items together, pay attention to the size of the bin you’re using. Is there a smaller bin that could do the job just as well? Maximize your space by using the best size of bin you have available. (This is why I love the multi purpose bin from The Container Store because there are so many sizes!)
Last but certainly not least, label your bins! Now, a lot of people think that the purpose of labeling is to help you find things, and that is true, labels do help with that. But labels are actually most helpful because they remind you to put things back away. In a way, labels are the secret sauce to keeping your space organized.
I used my Cricut Joy to make the labels for these bins, and you can click the video below to see a tutorial of how I did it:
For the multi bins, I used these clip on labels that I love! They’re actually dry erase, but I love using a simple, black vinyl to label them.
I had other bins in my closet that didn’t have a place to clip on a label, so I used the Cricut Writable Vinyl instead and I was able to create a very similar looking label so that everything in my laundry room has a consistent look and feel to it.
Hopefully these tips will inspire you as you organize your own laundry room! If you’re interested in learning which detergent I personally prefer, click here to check out my post on the best laundry detergent.
Organization that actually sticks for busy, happy lives.